Remote Desktop → Android Instructions

The following page(s) contain instructions on using Remote Desktop to connect to Faculty & Staff Windows computers on the UMKC campus (from off-campus). Your campus computer must be powered on to receive connections.

Don't know your computer name or don't know if your account has the correct permissions? Find out here. If you need assistance, please contact the IS Technology Support Center or your IT Liaison.

Android Remote Desktop Connection Instructions

Please note: The instructions below are an example of how to use the free version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop app These instructions are subject to change as Microsoft releases updates to the app. Actual steps will differ depending on which RDP app you decide to use.
  1. Open the Microsoft Remote Desktop App
  2. Tap +
  3. Tap Connection name
  4. Enter a connection name such as UMKC
  5. Tap Next
  6. Enter the name of the remote computer to connect to. Or check How to find my computer name
  7. Tap Done
  8. Tap Gateway
  9. Tap Add gateway
  10. Tap Gateway name
  11. Enter UMKC
  12. Tap Next
  13. Enter
  14. Tap Next
  15. Tap Next (do not enter a username)
  16. Tap Done (do not enter a password)
  17. Tap the Checkmark in the upper right corner
  18. Tap User Name
  19. Type UMKC in Domain\Username
  20. Tap Next
  21. Optional: If you choose to store your password, it is strongly recommended that you password protect your device. Type your UMKC Username Password. Note: you will need to update your Remote Desktop settings every time you change your UMKC Username password.
  22. Tap Done
  23. Tap the Checkmark in the upper right corner
  24. To open the Remote Desktop session, tap UMKC under Remote Desktops
  25. Note: if you did not store your password (step 21), you will be prompted to enter your password.
  26. If you are warned about an untrusted certificate, tap Trust Always
If you have not recently connected to this computer there will be a delay as your profile is created. This is normal.

You are now connected!